Wamiq Farooq anniversary

Wamiq Farooq anniversary

Iqbal Kirmani Srinagar: “There is no difference between the Taliban terrorists who killed children in Peshawar recently and J&K’s former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah who presided over the murder of more than 120 civilians, mostly teenagers, in Kashmir in 2010.” This was stated Sunday by Mohammad Ashraf Mattoo, father of the teenager Tufail Mattoo whose […]

Hurriyat (M) denounces ‘Indian’ media campaign against Geelani

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) Sunday denounced the media campaign against Hurriyat (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani. In a statement, a spokesman while terming “misleading propaganda” of a New Delhi-based TV channel against Geelani as “highly provocative and deplorable” said that such attitude was against the established norms of media ethics. “Presenting events about Kashmir in […]

11 drug peddlers arrested in Jan

Srinagar: Police on Sunday said 11 drug peddlers were arrested in Srinagar in last month. In a statement, a police spokesman said that during the month of January, Srinagar police arrested 11 peddlers and recovered 9095 tablets, 985 bottles of codeine phosphate, 600 grams of charas from them. “Six cases have been registered against the […]

DAK expels ‘tainted members’

Srinagar: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) Sunday restructured the doctors’ association by expelling three “tainted executive members,” and inducted several new members, a spokesman said. He said a meeting was held under the chairmanship of DAK President Dr Nisar ul Hassan in which it was decided that the members who were involved in “anti-organisational activities” must […]

Urs Dastgeer Sahib observed with fervour

Urs Dastgeer Sahib observed with fervour

Irfan Mehraj SRINAGAR: The Urs of 11th century Sufi saint, Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jeelani (RA) also known as Dastegeer Sahib was observed Sunday at Khanyar and Sarai Bala. The main congregation was held at Dastgeer Sahib shrine Khanyar where night-long prayers were held in the newly constructed shrine. The earlier 200 –year-old wooden shrine was […]

Dry spell could hit agriculture, horticulture sectors

Dry spell could hit agriculture, horticulture sectors

Srinagar: The threat of damage to the production in agriculture and horticulture sectors looms large, as the Valley is witnessing the driest winter in the last three decades with mercury plummeting as low as minus 11.2 degrees Celsius. The prevailing weather conditions are not a good sign and will hit the production of fruits, vegetables […]

Less snow to take bite out of Shopian apples

Raashid Hassan SHOPIAN: Srinagar: Apple growers in this south Kashmir district fear losses to their prospective produce this year on account of the scant snowfall so far. In this district famous for the quality of apples, 2, 19, 395 metric tons of apples were produced during 2013-14 on 22,914 hectares of the horticulture land. The […]

Bandipora farmers shall develop apiculture: Experts

Srinagar: The experts Saturday asked the farmers in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district to develop apiculture for employment generation in the area. “The farmers were inspired by the experts to go for apiculture development that is rearing of honey bee colonies in modern lines in order to generate employment for the unemployed populace, besides giving a […]

Awareness camp held for dairy, poultry farmers

Srinagar: Department of Animal Husbandry is committed for the betterment of the people associated with the dairy or poultry farming, District Development Commissioner Anantnag, Tasaduq Jeelani, said Saturday. He was speaking on the occasion of a daylong awareness programme organised New Delhi-sponsored CHR scheme by the department in the south Kashmir district, an official handout […]